Signs & Symptoms
- Abdominal distress
- With the hormonal changes of puberty, anxiety and worry, fatigue, loss of appetite, aches and pain are frequent symptoms, more prevalent in girls than boys
- Symptoms that mimic neurological disorders, such as double vision, poor balance and coordination, paralysis, seizures
- Imagined physical deformities or defects
- Back pain
- Sore muscles.
Academic problems, school refusal, social withdrawal, anxiety and behavioral problems often accompany Somatoform Disorders.